Pump Up Your Book Presents The Avocadonine and Spring Stone Virtual Book Publicity Tour

The Avocadonine and Spring Stone

Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you Patrick Barnes’ novel, The Avocadonine and Spring Stone (Young Adult Fiction) March 1-31, 2016.


Inside the Book:


The Avocadonine & Spring Stone

Title: The Avocadonine and Spring Stone

Author: Patrick Barnes

Publisher: Independent Self Publishing

Publication Date: January 26, 2015

Pages: 334

Genre: Young Adult Fiction


Praised by many as one of the best YA fiction books you’ll ever read.

Rey Naresh, a likeable kid worth rooting for, is going into the ninth grade at Pemota High.  He’s not sure what to expect being fresh off a visit with a gypsy who may or may not have been psychic, but he’s hoping in ninth grade he’ll get to meet his crush, the pretty green eyed, Christy Lane.  He’s wanted her to notice him since sixth grade and keeps a letter to her in his backpack.  The school bully, Huxley Core, and his friends, who call themselves Nadine’s Puppies, threaten to publish something about Rey in their libelous newsletter.  As Rey looks up at the stars one night he realizes he will have to confront Huxley and be man enough to make Christy fall for him.

One day, on the bus, fellow ninth grader, Ryan O’toole, says to Rey that there’s something wrong with something the students are drinking and that electronics are making a humming sound when he’s near them.  It sounds to Rey like looney toons, but are other students having a similar problem?  Rey and Christy unite and embark on a quest that seems to have to do with mind control by an evil administration and provides a quandary for philosophical thought.  A mystery seems to have taken hold of Pemota High, one that may stretch back generations to a malicious woman and a story of her relationship with a student named Spring Stone.

For More Information:

The Avocadonine and Spring Stone is available at AmazonBarnes & Noble, and Goodreads

Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads



Meet the Author


Patrick Barnes


Patrick Barnes lives in Charleston, South Carolina.  The Avocadonine and Spring Stone is his second book.  It has been awarded a five star review from Readers Favorite, and a four and a half star average among critics on Amazon.com.  He has a Bachelors Degree in Film and Writing from the University of Massachusetts and a Masters in Library Science from the University of South Carolina.  He has won first place in Arts and Entertainment Writing at the Yankee Penn Journalism Conference, and has worked as a Librarian at the Folly Beach Public Library.  When he’s not writing, he likes to walk on the beach with his dog, and watch movies.


For More Information:

Author Amazon Page




Tour Schedule

Tour Dates: March 1 – 31, 2016

 Tuesday, March 1

The Literature Exchange – Book Spotlight

Wednesday, March 2

The Literary Nook – Book Spotlight

Friday, March 4

Read My First Chapter – Book Excerpt Spotlight

Monday, March 7

Literarily Speaking – Book Spotlight

Wednesday, March 9

The Writers Life – Author Interview

Friday, March 11

As The Page Turns – Author Interview

Monday, March 14

Confessions Of A Reader – Book Spotlight

Wednesday, March 16

Pimp That Character – Book Spotlight

Friday, March 18

Straight From The Author’s Mouth – Author Interview

Monday, March 21

Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Book Review

Wednesday, March 23

The Story Behind The Book – Author Guest Post

Friday, March 25

Book Marketing Buzz – Author Interview

Monday, March 28

Beyond The Books – Book Spotlight

Wednesday, March 30

The Book Rack – Book Spotlight

Thursday, March 31

PUYB Virtual Book Club – Author Interview

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One Response to “Pump Up Your Book Presents The Avocadonine and Spring Stone Virtual Book Publicity Tour”

  1. Toby Monte says:

    I read this book and couldn’t put it down. Really, really enjoyed the characters and found the writing to be witty, insightful, and entertaining.

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